A billionaire at 21 years old. Anyone still considering Kylie Jenner as a bit of a joke should probably wake up and smell the coffee.
In 2019, Forbes announced Kylie Jenner as the youngest billionaire ever. Kylie isn't just the CEO #GirlBoss of Kylie Cosmetics. She comes with a boyfriend named Travis Scott, a baby named Stormi, and the biggest 180 anyone's ever seen.
"Life-changing." When Keeping Up With The Kardashians asked Kylie to sum up her 2018, this girl only needed two words. Stormi wasn't expected and the pregnancy was hidden, but it's all in the open now. The cutest baby in the world turned one in 2019. This list isn't looking at Stormi's Astroworld-inspired inflatable head, though. For anyone wondering what that was about, it's called checking out the first birthday pics.
Kylie might still be dripping in Versace, but this manicured mother changes her own diapers. Travis Scott even revealed to Rolling Stone that "Stormi Saturdays" are something this couple takes seriously.
It's like two eras. Pre-Stormi and post-Stormi. Long before this girl had anything remotely close to a baby, it could be argued that she was one herself. Raised in the marbled mansions of Calabasas, Kylie seemed to spend her life flaunting her luxury possessions via social media. It was almost like she didn't have anything else to do.
2017 changed everything. It's time for the pics, though. Here are 10 pics of Kylie before her billion-dollar baby arrived, plus 10 since.
20 (Before Stormi): 'I Take Like, 500 Selfies To Get One I Like'
There will always be a side to the Kardashian-Jenners that's a bit self-centered. While that started out with negative connotations, the empowering selfie trend has basically become the norm. Alongside her sisters, Kylie is a selfie pro. Turns out, she was quite picky back in the day.
“I take, like, 500 selfies to get one I like. Sometimes I regret putting one up if I find a better one later, I’m like: [darn], that’s a better photo, but that’s the only thing I regret.”
As Hollywood Life reports, Kylie's 2015 quote shows this girl as the self-obsessed teen that she was. The selfies are still there, but the attitude's definitely changed.
19 (After Stormi): 'I Actually Like Changing Diapers'
Stormi wasn't even a week old before fans were questioning whether Kylie's long nails could handle baby care. To be fair, this was kind of pushing it as judgment. Motherhood and long nails aren't mutually exclusive. Kylie actually opened up about changing diapers to Kim via ES:
"I actually enjoy changing diapers. It's really satisfying. To make her clean again."
It's unlikely that Kylie is changing every diaper. With hired help (that isn't exclusive to celebrities), someone else might be keeping Stormi clean from time to time. Still, this girl steps up to the plate. Here is Kylie with Stormi as her little girl celebrated reaching eight months.
18 (Before Stormi): Remember This Guy? #TheTygaEra
Given that Travis and Kylie are more solid than ever, the Tyga era is mostly forgotten. In 2019, Kylie and her baby daddy sent our "baecation" vibes from IG as they shared pool snaps from Mexico. Stormi has also joined them in an adorable IG video.
2016 was the year that Kylie dated another rapper, though. He comes by the name of Tyga (and he's all kinds of connected to the Kardashians). Tyga has a child with Blac Chyna. Chyna and Rob Kardashian share a daughter named Dream.
Kylie did seem happy with Tyga, but it was young love. With a distinct "pre-Stormi" feel, this era won't be erased from history, but it definitely feels like history.
17 (After Stormi): It's This Guy Now
Travis Scott is so slick, it's like he operates on his own spectrum. The "Astroworld" rapper has room in his life for more than music, though. In 2018, Travis opened up to Rolling Stone about his relationship with Kylie:
"People don’t understand how real my girl is. How ill she is. They have assumptions, [stupid] remarks of what they think is going on. Nah, bro."
Kylie now comes with a baby daddy who seems to be the one. Travis further revealed that the couple does have plans to get married, but that he's finding a "fire" way to propose. It would be the wedding of the century.
16 (Before Stormi): Falling In Love Fast
When it's real love, it's real love. Nothing can get in the way of it happening. The details of Travis and Kylie's early days aren't known, although Travis had this to say to Rolling Stone.
"Maybe, like, the first week, you don’t know if it’s real or a fling. Then the second week you’re like: Whoa, I’m still talking to her, she’s responding, I’m responding. We ain’t run out of a thing to say."
Kylie and Travis were first linked in April 2017. Their public appearances were quickly sold in pics, but it was Kylie's heart that was stolen. This guy completely changed her (and she doesn't seem to have looked back).
15 (After Stormi): Falling In Love Even Faster
Celeb mommies gush over their babies just like regular moms. We see it from Chrissy Teigen, Snooki, Cardi B, and most of the Kardashians. Khloe posts videos of True. Kim snaps North West in Balenciaga boots.
The arrival of Stormi seemed to change everything for Kylie. The biggest sign? Those selfies no longer feature one person. They come as a duo act, and Stormi is now center-stage.
Despite her busy schedule, Kylie makes time for her daughter. We get treated to the cutest snaps ever, Stormi herself seems treated to designer bags, and the whole thing seems to have fallen into place.
14 (Before Stormi): Well, Before #JordynWoods, Too
Interestingly, Kylie has not deleted any IG pics of herself with Jordyn Woods. The February 2019 drama that put Jordyn's name alongside those of Khloe and Tristan Thompson may have caused some tension in this family, but the details aren't known.
In March 2019, Jordyn liked a pic on Kylie's IG. Kylie hasn't made any statements regarding her BFF, although The Independent did report Woods "moving out" of Kylie's guest house back in February 2019.
This squad pic takes us back to the old times. Stormi wasn't here yet, nights were late, and they were celeb-filled. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were dominating Kylie's IG at the time, but it's more about Stormi these days.
13 (Before Stormi): Seemingly Oblivious To The Real World
"I don't feel like I NEED makeup a lot of the time I'm not wearing makeup but... No, I need makeup. I think I need makeup. " The monologues from Kylie back on Life of Kylie didn't go down too well. The short-lived reality show that provided an insight into Kylie's ultra-luxurious life was definitely similar to KUWTK, but it was all about Kylie.
Prior to Stormi's arrival, Kylie wasn't 100% in daydream land, although she didn't seem far off. Kylie Cosmetics was taking off, but the general attitude on social media wasn't showing us a girl connected to reality.
This pic of Kylie came well before Travis or Stormi were in her life. In a weird way, Kylie's face sums up the vibe. It's "my own little world," but that world was about to change.
12 (After Stormi): A Billionaire Who 'Earned Every Dime'
Something interesting happened in 2019. As BBC reported Kylie becoming the world's youngest billionaire, The Independent also reported Kylie defending her "self-made" status. This came after fans criticized the star for being raised in an already wealthy family.
"My parents told me I needed to make my own money, it’s time to learn how to save and spend your own money, stuff like that."
Kylie then said that she earned "every dime" of her money herself after her parents "cut her off" at the age of 15. The fast cars and designer shades might be there, but they're being bought with hard-earned cash now. Well, according to Kylie, anyway.
11 (Before Stormi): The Era We Basically Forgot About
Literally, wow. Sometimes, it's worth digging up the old pics for a reminder of how much these girls have changed. For the most part, the change from the less-polished early days is welcome.
Kylie wasn't even a teenager when she first appeared on KUWTK. Khloe was still insecure, Kim wasn't yet a mother, and the fashion was light years behind.
Rocking some questionable leathers here with Khloe, Kylie was yet to see her signature (and enhanced) pout launch a billion-dollar business. She was also nowhere near becoming a mother. While we prefer the self-sufficient "mom" Kylie, it's always fun to stumble across the old girl.
10 (After Stormi): The Start Of An Era
Stormi arrived and changed everything. Her birth announcement alone broke IG's records for becoming the most-liked post in history, BBC reports. The record-breaking 16 million likes have since found competition from an egg, but nobody's forgotten February 2018.
"As soon as I heard [Stormi] crying...It was crazy. I was there through [...] the epidural."
Travis even opened up to Marie Claire about the moment Stormi arrived. Kylie now comes with a baby in her selfies, birthday parties with a Stormi inflatable head, and all the mommy love in the world. Take this pic. Kylie isn't even looking at the viewer. Eyes are on that baby.
9 (Before Stormi): Life Is 100% About Versace
Donatella Versace is unlikely to ever be out of Kylie Jenner's life. The Italian designer and ruler of the Versace clothing empire custom-designs gowns for the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan– the 2017 Met Gala was just one such occasion.
"You guys, I just got a text. 'Can I ask you what color Kylie's doing her hair? Donatella is asking.'"
As E Online reports, Kylie's assistant got a pretty important text as Kylie was prepping for the annual event. Donatella designed the gown and she dictated the hair. Before Stormi, life literally seemed to be exclusively focused on designer brands and luxury. That hasn't gone anywhere, but someone else is now important.
8 (After Stormi): Stormi Has A Hermès Purse Reserved
Kylie's 2018 purse closet tour basically went down in history the minute it went viral. Taking to Snapchat, Kylie showcased her designer collections with vigor, and Harper's Bazaar covered the whole thing.
"This is pretty much where I keep all my purses. I made a little room in my house and I did this all custom so they all could have a little home and be lit up really pretty."
"Lit up pretty" they may be, but those bags aren't exclusively for Kylie. During her tour, Kylie clearly pointed out that Stormi has her own Hermès bag reserved. Recently, we've seen Stormi carrying what looks like a mini Birkin on IG.
7 (Before Stormi): 'Like, Realizing Stuff'
And we're back to Life Of Kylie. "Like, realizing stuff" may well be one of the most iconic quotes from Kylie ever. It's also one that directly ties in with the show.
"Like, realizing stuff" became a meme overnight. Fans struggled to comprehend what Kylie was "realizing," or how the "stuff" in her life could remotely be what most of us go through.
This girl was already living in million-dollar homes as a teen. Kylie was enjoying the perks of being a Kardashian, but fans were frustrated that this celeb had been born with a silver spoon in her mouth. The spoons are more about feeding Stormi now.
6 (After Stormi): Realized What Matters, 'You're Less Selfish'
It's the Kylie pic we never thought we'd see. Fresh-faced, void of Versace, and pushing a stroller like any regular mom. Kylie's "Stormi Strolls" post might have come with a $12,500 Fendi stroller, as People estimates, but this is the reality.
"So I don’t know what really has completely changed my world, besides her, of course. But I feel like it’s only gotten better. You’re less selfish."
Speaking to Kim via ES, Kylie aired her thoughts. For Kylie, Stormi hasn't changed a small part of her life. This baby changed her entire world. Kylie realized what matters, and she was brave enough to say it.
5 (Before Stormi): #AllAboutKylie
Celebrities seem to have entered the "self-obsessed" realm. Even Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" is the most materialistic thing we've ever seen from this girl, although "I want it, I got it" is beyond awesome.
The Kardashian-Jenners have never hidden the fact that being a little self-obsessed goes a long way. It's something they share willingly. Kim even published an entire book of selfies and called it Selfish.
Before Stormi, Kylie was arguably the most self-obsessed of the family. A combination of immaturity and seeming to know nothing else made this girl's life a never-ending carousel of "me, me, me," but those three words have been replaced with a baby whose name begins with "s."
4 (After Stormi): #AllAboutStormi
Kylie's IG now comes with a #Stormi. Sure, we're still seeing Kylie Cosmetics promos. A billion-dollar business doesn't run itself. Sprinkled around Kylie's selfies and luxury possessions though, one little girl is out-shining everything. Kylie told Kim how she feels about Stormi.
"I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, 'I’m doing it for you.'"
Kylie's ES interview really showed how far this girl has come. Cozying up to her baby now seems like Kylie's favorite way to start the day, and her words more than reflect the pictures.
3 (After Stormi): 'It's A Challenge'
Not everything comes easily in life. It goes for girls living in tiny towns in Ohio, and it goes for Kylie, too. Season 15 of KUWTK marked Stormi's on-screen debut, and it gave Kris Jenner a chance to ask her daughter about motherhood.
"Now it's all said and done, what's your real take on pregnancy?" Kris asked Kylie. Kylie said that it was "beautiful." Still, she admitted: "It is physically, mentally, and emotionally a challenge."
Kylie has referred to the "baby blues" in her ES interview. Challenges like these straight-up didn't exist before Stormi. Nobody was waking Kylie up in the night. Kylie has fresh challenges now, but she's 100% up for them.
2 (After Stormi): Challenge Accepted
It's called taking responsibility. We won't name them, but the celebrities who don't seem to spend much time with their kids are definitely out there. The one thing you can guarantee? Kylie isn't one of them.
Kylie and Stormi have been filmed backstage at Travis' "Astroworld" tour. Stormi joins her mom in the street, on IG, and she even seems to be handling some of the Kylie Cosmetics promos.
Having a full-time career as a major celebrity and businesswoman is, in itself, a challenge at 21. A baby turns that challenge into a whole other concept. Kylie is bang on that wavelength, and she seems to be managing every challenge like the boss she is.
1 (Before Stormi): We'd All Look Nervous Too #SecretlyPregnant
It's when you look back on pics of Kylie that were taken in the early pregnancy stages that it gets interesting. Kylie was no more than a few months along in this 2017 shot. She knew she was pregnant (but we didn't).
Kim called Kylie's concealed pregnancy "the best-kept secret of our generation" on KUWTK.
When Kylie returned to social media in February 2018, she didn't just announce Stormi. A heartfelt and honest apology for "keeping her fans in the dark" accompanied the announcement, and Kylie explained that she'd needed to take the private time both for herself and her baby.
It's literally like two different people. We wouldn't reverse the situation if you paid us, though.
Sources: Rolling Stone, The Independent, BBC, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People